Antique American Illinois Gold Filled Railway  Pocket Watch USA 1922

Antique American Illinois Gold Filled Railway Pocket Watch USA 1922

Code: illinois USA 5487049

£480.00 Approx $549.83, €550.46
 

Antique American Illinois Gold Filled Railway

Pocket Watch USA 1922

 

An antique American Illinois gold filled railway open face pocket watch, made in the USA in 1922.

 

Dial: The white enamel dial has thick black Arabic numerals with outer minute divisions. The dial has blued hands and a subsidiary second’s dial at the six. The dial is signed in the upper centre: “Illinois”.

 

Movement: The anchor lever movement has 21 jewels with a swan regulator. The movement is signed: “Bunn Special, Illinois Watch Co, Springfield, 21 Jewels, Adjusted Temp and Six Positions” and numbered: 3918150. As this pocket watch has a very high movement and is fully screwed, a watchmaker can make this pocket watch to work with full accuracy! Now the movement is in great working condition; however, we cannot guarantee accuracy for an antique pocket watch.

 

Case: The watch lies in a steel gold filled open face case with screw case both back and front with a big engraved monogram on the back case. The inner side of the case is signed: “Wadsworth Referee 20 Year” and numbered: 5487049.

 

Diameter: 49 mm - Weight: 85.5 gr 

Signed: Illinois - Made in USA - 1922

 

Please note: to set the time of watch you need to open the front screw back case and pull out the lever at the one/two and turn the winder to set the correct time.  This method was done specially for the guards travelling on a train for the safety of the people, so that they could keep exactly the accurate time.

Never pull on the winder as this can break the watch.